Former Ghana President, John Dramani Mahama has rescued former Black Queens goalkeeper, Memunatu Sulemana.
Sulemana in an interview with Accra-based Original FM revealed that she has been living in a makeshift house at Kaneshie in Accra.
Sulemana’s revelation comes as a shock to the football world having had an inspiring football career.
According to a report by the Daily Post, ex-President John Dramani Mahama has taken the bold step to rescue a veteran Ghanaian goalkeeper after learning of the terrible state she currently finds herself in.
Mahama gave Memunatu Sulemana a fully furnished one-bedroom apartment in the Accra suburb of Dansoman on Monday, August 28, 2023.
Additionally, John Mahama provided Memunatu Sulemana with a financial donation through friends and colleagues to help her get started and make sure she finds a new road to success.
The 45-year-old played for Ghana at the FIFA Women’s World Cup and played over 30 matches for Ghana’s women’s national team in a career that spanned over a decade.
Sulemana was part of the national team that made its debut at the FIFA World Cup in 1999, hosted by the United States.
She was also featured at the 2003 and 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments in the United States and China, respectively.
Her club career included stints with Post Ladies in Ghana and Pelican Stars in Nigeria’s Women’s Premier League.
Sulemana said despite her decorated career, she earned very little while playing football, which has led her to her current situation.
In 2018, she was invited by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to assist with the draw for that year’s Women’s African Cup of Nations hosted in Ghana.
Two years later, she was also named as a member of the technical team of Ghana’s U17 female national team, the Black Maidens.
Sulemana was appointed as the team’s goalkeepers’ trainer and later occupied the same role for the Black Queens.